Friday, 17 May 2013

Summer Reflections

 Oil on Board, 10 x 14 inches
I painted this one as a demo for the Crown Hills Art Society in Leicester last week.  You can see how far I got in just under two hours before finishing it off in the studio today.
It's one of my favourite painting spots near Duddington by the River Welland, where its course has a double bend in it and is wide and slow-moving.  To capture the effect of the gorgeous, slightly disturbed reflections by the gentle summer breeze, I employed the texture of the gessoed surface, by dragging a sparingly loaded brush of the light, sky colour across the darker tree reflection in the centre, giving that broken look, hopefully!

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